Women

Women in Miami-Dade earn 87 cents for every dollar a man makes. One in five women in Miami-Dade lives in poverty.

The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade wants to change that. 

The 25-year old nonprofit with a specific focus on improving the lives of girls and women is shifting its focus to create structural change when it comes to pay equity. 

In the past, the fund provided substantial grants to a wide range of community groups. Some provided housing support, children services or assistance to domestic violence victims.

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On “Take Our Daughters to Work” day, Gulf Coast Live features women entrepreneurs in Southwest Florida talking about what it takes for a woman to make it in business on her own, and what the future holds for our daughters in the workplace.

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida says it would have to close its Immokalee clinic, and possibly pull back on other services, if a change passed by Congress and signed into law last week by President Donald Trump were to strip them of Title X family planning funding.

Waving signs reading “Nasty Women Unite,” and “Choose Love,” thousands of marchers poured into downtown St. Petersburg Saturday to support women’s issues and civil rights. It was one of hundreds of “sister marches” happening the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, as a protest to his agenda. 

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